Nesticidae  Simon, 1894 / Kryptonesticus  Pavlek & Ribera, 2017   9 species

Kryptonesticus henderickxi  (Bosselaers, 1998)


Prosoma 1 mm long. Characters as in female.

Body length male: 2.1 mm

Prosoma whitish, cephalic part with some dark grey hairs. Prosoma 1.2 mm long. Sternum white, covered with sparse, dark grey hairs. Eyes absent. Chelicerae with 3 teeth on promargin, 3 comb-shaped setae on a bulge near base of fang. Opisthosoma pale yellowish grey, covered with sparse, greyish hairs.

Body length female: 3 mm
Additional information

In limestone cave.

Troglobiont species (Mammola et al. 2018)

  No data
Global distribution (WSC 2023): Greece (Crete)
Distribution List

"No references" does not mean that the species does not occur in this country, but that we have not yet inserted the reference for it. We are working on it.

Greece / Crete   (no references) |||

Bosselaers J (1998) Nesticus henderickxi (Araneae, Nesticidae), a new blind troglobitic spider from Crete. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 11: 9-14 pdf

Le Peru B (2011) The spiders of Europe, a synthesis of data: Volume 1 Atypidae to Theridiidae. Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Lyon 2: 1-522 pdf

Mammola S, Cardoso P, Ribera C, Pavlek M, Isaia M (2018b) A synthesis on cave-dwelling spiders in Europe. Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 56: 301-316 pdf

WSC (2023) World Spider Catalog. Version 24. Natural History Museum Bern, online at (14.02.2023) doi: 10.24436/2 pdf